Cowboy spotted galloping on US interstate to wrangle a runaway cow
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Wild footage from a police car dashboard camera shows the moment a cowboy was spotted galloping along a US interstate to wrangle a runaway cow...as you do.
Michigan State Police shared the video on Twitter on Monday (22 May), saying troopers had been called to the I-75 near Belford Road, Holly Township, after a cow managed to escape and get onto the freeway.
A team of people tried to wrangle the beast to safety, with MSP comparing them to ‘the cast of Yellowstone’, but the cow continued to wreak havoc.
Thankfully, it was eventually captured and removed from the freeway – though not without a good deal of ‘tomfoolery’ beforehand.
MSP tweeted: “Troopers were requested for traffic control along I-75 near Belford Rd. as a precaution in the event that a runaway cow managed to escape and run onto I-75.
“A team of wranglers comprised of men and women comparable to the cast of Yellowstone attempted to wrangle a cow that was stuck in a gravel pit on Belford Rd. Troopers stayed on standby to stop traffic on I 75 if necessary.
“The wranglers were on the shoulder of I-75 with horses and four wheelers when they attempted to capture the suspect bovine but were unsuccessful in their attempts.
“The cow managed to outsmart its advisories, and entered the northbound lanes of I-75. The wranglers chased the cow with four wheelers, horses, and lassos across all lanes of travel.”
Troopers had to shut down the north and southbound lanes of the I-75 for safety while the pursuit continued.
Fortunately, the cow’s escapades finally came to an end when it was captured – having since been returned to the fields with one hell of a tale to tell.
MSP added: “Eventually after much tom foolery, the critter was captured and removed from the freeway. Troopers reopened the freeway and things quickly got back to normal. The bovine was not charged and is back in the pasture with a story to tell all the other livestock.”
After the clip was posted on Twitter, many people praised the efforts of those who tried to catch the cow, with one writing: “Amazing vid! I had no idea we had cowboys in Michigan!”
Someone else said: “Can we just take a minute to appreciate the nerves of steel in that horse and wrangler team, who apparently had zero problem working in the midst of road traffic?”